Brown County Girl Scouts hold first blanket drive for people in need

BROWNWOOD, Texas - The Girl Scouts in Brown County are teaming up with Brownwood's Salvation Army to help people in need fight the cold weather by holding a blanket drive.

"With the weather conditions changing and getting cold, we're really concerned," Salvation Army director Donna Harris said. "So the blankets are going to make a lot of difference in these families' lives."

Harris said the Salvation Army has already received about 50 blankets from the Girl Scouts so far.

"One blanket can be huge for somebody that doesn't have anything," Girl Scouts troop leader Sarah Dunlap said. "It warms my heart to think that somebody that wouldn't normally have a blanket or something to keep warm will have one."

The idea started last year when one of the Girl Scouts, Madison Clark, turned 7 years old. For her birthday, instead of asking for presents, she asked people to give blankets to the Salvation Army, to give to people who needed them.

"She's got so much spirit about her. She wants to do something good for the community and she's an inspiration," Harris said.

"It makes you feel good about how the girls are coming up and the lessons that they're learning and the values that they have," Dunlap said.

The Girl Scouts will be collecting blankets until this Saturday, Nov. 23rd.

You can drop off blankets at Looking Good Salon, which is located at 2015 Coggin Ave. You can also drop them off at the Girl Scouts office, which is located inside of the Family Services Center on 901 Avenue B. To pick up a blanket, visit the Salvation Army. You will need to bring a photo I.D. and sign a form.

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